Sara Gates


As a freelance writer and health-and-wellness geek, blogging for The Maurer Foundation is a natural fit for Sara. Her background in psychology and writing leaves her equally obsessed with both following the latest studies and translating their findings so they might actually help people better their daily lives. Her other areas of interest include food, hiking, her golden retriever, and really good television.

Huntington Honda and Certi-Care Donate $5,000 to The Maurer Foundation During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

HUNTINGTON, NY—In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Huntington Honda and Certi-Care Pre-Owned of Huntington recently donated a total of ,000 to Long Island breast cancer education non-profit The Maurer Foundation. Throughout the month of October, Huntington Honda and Certi-Care pledged to donate $10 from every test drive, up to $2,500 each. Both dealerships met [...]

The Maurer Foundation’s Third Annual Motorcycle Ride On August 27

OCEANSIDE, NY—Long Island breast cancer education non-profit The Maurer Foundation will host their third Annual Motorcycle Ride on Long Island on Saturday, August 27th. Sponsored by Utopia Home Care Inc. in partnership with East End Riders, the Foundation is currently accepting registrations for the event, which will cover nearly 100 miles of scenic riding. Motorcycle [...]

New Study Shows Mammograms May Also Detect Heart Disease

A new study, scheduled to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session in early April, is making headlines for its groundbreaking finding: digital mammograms appear to detect early signs of heart disease as well as breast cancer. Here’s how it works: calcium buildup in the coronary arteries (the arteries supplying blood to [...]

Silicon breast model for breast self exam

Thank You to Pink Aid for Helping Us Reach Underserved Communities in 2015 & 2016

The Maurer Foundation would like to thank Pink Aid for supporting our breast health education efforts! Thanks to a generous 2015 and 2016 grant from Pink Aid, we have been able to focus our outreach efforts to socioeconomically disadvantaged and bilingual populations. In 2015, we surpassed our goal of reaching 1,746 people in these high need communities on Long [...]

Cocktails for a Cause: Join Us on February 4th

Join us on Thursday, February 4th for Cocktails for a Cause! Our newly formed Young Professionals Committee will be hosting an evening of cocktails, appetizers, raffles, and more, while raising funds and awareness for our mission of breast health education. Cocktails for a Cause will be hosted at Andrea’s 25 in Woodbury, NY, from 6:30-8:30pm. [...]

Maurer Foundation Partners With Molloy College Nursing Program

In November, the Maurer Foundation’s breast health educators launched a unique ongoing partnership with the Molloy College nursing program—an exciting new relationship that will allow us to share life-saving information about breast cancer prevention and early detection, while bolstering our own educational programs with epidemiological analysis. On November 4th, our Program Manager presented a modified [...]

The Maurer Foundation Honors Former Board Chairwoman Niki Gregory

It is with great sadness we must announce the passing of former Maurer Foundation Board Chairwoman and long-time supporter, Niki Gregory, on October 28, 2015. As a breast cancer survivor for nearly thirty years, she made her life’s mission to fight for a cure and educate others about breast health. Our organization and those she [...]

Nearly $250,000 Raised to Support Breast Health Education at 2015 Pink Diamond Gala

On October 8th, approximately 300 supporters attended The Maurer Foundation’s annual Pink Diamond Gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The Maurer Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary at the event, raising nearly $250,000 to support its mission of providing breast health education on Long Island and throughout the greater New York area. [...]

Huntington Honda Will Donate $10 to The Maurer Foundation For Every Test Drive During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, Huntington Honda is supporting The Maurer Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! For every test drive through October 31, Huntington Honda will donate $10 to The Maurer Foundation, up to $2,500. If we reach our maximum donation, the proceeds from Huntington Honda will cover five breast health programs at Long Island schools and [...]

The Maurer Foundation Educates Fans at the Long Island Ducks’ 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night

On September 1, the Long Island Ducks hit a home run for breast health awareness! The Maurer Foundation joined our hometown baseball team for their 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night, and reached hundreds of Ducks fans at a lively evening at Bethpage Ballpark. Our educators staffed a table at the game, distributing information and [...]